happy pride month from queer icon the babadook pic.twitter.com/f2JxwQbRDd
— jacob (@jacobbullards) June 3, 2017
Yes, you heard right. The Babadook is now a queer icon.
You might be wondering "Wtf?" or "How did this even happen?" or "What is wrong with those damned Millenials?" I've got quite the story for you. Let's go back...back to the beginning...
It all began on Tumblr when someone claimed that the 2014 film The Babadook was listed in the LGBT section of Netflix. Tumblr users defended the genre choice, "Whenever someones says the Babdook isn't openly gay it's like?? Did you even watch the movie?" Another user added "It's canon basically. I mean he created a pop-up book of himself for the drama of it all???" Another replied "The B in LGBT stands for Babadook. Everyone knows this."
my new favorite Tumblr meme is insisting that The Babadook is gay pic.twitter.com/Id1PJpkkgX
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) February 15, 2017
Well the theory has spread like wildfire and has now taken over the entire internet.
openly gay and with an affinity for hats and drama, the Babadook was the first time I saw myself represented in a film
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) April 19, 2017
— This is horrible (@melongifts) June 4, 2017
BABADOOK: I'm a terrifying monster that destroys families that try to suppress me.
GAY PEOPLE: Oh my god, SAME. Drinks later?
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) June 7, 2017
Me: Being gay doesn't define who I am
The Internet: Demonic creature the Babadook is now a queer icon
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) June 7, 2017
THE BABADOOK IS A BABABOTTOM
— gay bean (@memedoggo) June 5, 2017
this physically hurt to make pic.twitter.com/xwP8ogaDNV
— alexis (@lgbthansolo) June 5, 2017
Hey Babadook, if you're reading this, let's get brunch sometime!